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Eltham: St Barnabas

Eltham & Mottingham Deanery


Rochester Way

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Parish Contacts

Rev Steve Cook

St Barnabas Vicarage
449 Rochester Way
London SE9 6PH

Tel: 020-8856-8294
E-mail: cooksca@aol.com

Parish website: www.achurchnearyou.com/eltham-st-barnabas/

Sunday Services

Details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts


Patron: Bishop of Southwark

Population (2001 census): 6,192
Urban Priority Area: Yes

Deanery: Eltham & Mottingham

Archdeaconry: Lewisham & Greenwich

Episcopal Area: Woolwich

Diocesan Record Office: Greenwich Heritage Centre

Introduction to parish

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Details of Church

Internal photoBuilt: 1857 - 59
Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott
Listing: not listed

St Barnabas Church was originally designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and was built between 1857 and 1859 as the Naval Dockyard Church at Woolwich Dockyard. It stood for 74 years at the Woolwich Dockyard and was taken down and rebuilt in modified form at Eltham in 1932-33. The church was gutted by fire as a result of enemy action in 1944 and was restored in 1956 under the direction of Thomas Ford with a new roof and remodelled interior. New interior features include a new plaster barrel vaulted ceiling over the nave, tripartite ornamented nave arcades and a Hans Fiebusch mural in the apse.

The accommodation comprises a lofty nave, aisles, chapel, chancel, sanctuary, south porch, bell tower, choir vestry and clergy vestry.

The walls are constructed in red multi-stock facing bricks with Bath stone plinths, window dressings, buttress copings, string courses, cills and copings. Roofs are covered in plain clay tiles.